Size / Year Built / Builder
80.0 Ft / 2007 / Hatteras
Top Shelf is a comfortable, yet elegant, Hatteras Motor Yacht that is just right for a family or a group of friends. With many exceptional seating areas and a full complement of toys, she can fulfill the requirements of the most discerning of guests. A fun complement of water toys and an excellent professional crew, make her your “go to” boat for a great charter!
The full with beam of Top Shelf gives her lots of space aboard. Guests love to lounge in the spacious salon, and can opt to dine in the dedicated more formal dining room or enjoy the aft deck dining table. The upper deck enclosed lounge is a favorite, and guests can step aft for exterior sun, or lounging, Triangular awnings provide shade as needed. The bow is also set up with huge lounge pads for sunning or enjoying calm passages.
Below is the King Primary cabin -the berth is 76'x80"; VIP Queen cabin forward, port and starboard queen cabins all 60' x 80", You can enjoy watching your meals bring prepared with a visit to the "country kitchen" galley and table.
Top Shelf's interior was inspired in her recent refit by the colors, culture, and Ottoman flair of Turkey. Her cheerful blue and yellow palette, porcelain art and mosaic, and fine silk carpet give an exotic yet cozy comfort. Top Shelf is an excellent choice for any style charter.
Note: Cobia tender "Chaser" not available during the summer in Hilton Head, SC
|Winter 2020 to 2021|
|Winter 2021 to 2022|
|2 Pax||4 Pax||6 Pax||8 Pax|
Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however some yachts reserve the right to make last minute changes to their availability and rates. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may be attached to certain destinations and dates, such as Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. Kindly contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s final rate and availability.
CAPTAIN MICHAEL AND CHEF JENNIFER LANG
MICHAEL and JENNIFER's adventures began in 2003, their love affair with sailing evolved from a desire to travel at a pace slow enough for all the colors of the world to soak in and leave a stain. They are adventure seekers on a quest for discovery, excitement and new friends.
An inseparable married team, they describe themselves as best friends as well.
In 2011, they decided to become yacht owners the unconventional way by building a 45ft Catamaran. It took them two years working on weekends to launch their Catamaran; they then decided to move to the Caribbean in pursuit of work as yacht crew.
In 2013, they moved to the British Virgin Islands to begin their careers in yachting. Over the course of seven years working as Yacht Crew they have completed over 70 Luxury Term Charters. They began operating Sailing Yachts in the Virgin Islands, completing four seasons and then expanded their expertise to operate Motor Yachts. Together they have Crewed on many different types of sailing catamarans and motor yachts in many cruising areas around the world; Caribbean Leeward and Windward, Florida, Bahamas, New Zealand, British Columbia Canada, Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. They are naturally a great team that delivers outstanding yacht charters.
MICHAEL is originally from California. He approaches life as an everlasting expedition always in search of the next adventure. His career prior to being a Yacht Captain was working as an Industrial Engineer for 15 years. He is an engineer at his core and constantly focuses his
energy on solving challenges. As a Yacht Captain he also handles the Engineering scope and has freelanced as the Ships Engineer on Motor Yachts >100ft.
Michael is active and energetic, always happy to be a guide for outdoor activities, sailing and water sports. His practice in addressing challenges has fostered an even-keeled character, reinforced with the patience to reap the potential of hard work while leading life with imagination. He accentuates the pursuit of his dreams with a can-do attitude.
JENNIFER is originally from Oregon. She has a passion for fresh local food and world cuisines. She studied to become a chef earning a degree from the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. As part of her schooling she traveled to Paris, France, where she honed her skills and specialized in patisserie. She worked for seven years as a chef in various capacities and specialties, then changed her focus to attend Portland State University with an interest in health care. While going to college she worked as a professional nanny and personal chef for busy families. The culmination of these experiences positioned her as an outstanding Yacht Chef, Mate and Stewardess.
She is a versatile yacht chef capable of delivering a variety of cuisines. The foundation of her culinary expertise as a trained professional chef and her methods of cooking from scratch with raw ingredients cater to fastidious and well-trekked palates. Jennifer takes pride in delivering exemplary culinary experiences. She is an expert when it comes to food preferences and allergies. As a host she works hard to impress and has earned accolades from an abundance of guests with accomplished palettes.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability, individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party and particular dates, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This yacht offers an “All Inclusive” Rate:
Typically this includes all your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. Standard Ship's Bar which includes your alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Fuel for the yacht and its tender, and the necessary water for the onboard facilities. Use of the Yacht’s onboard equipment and the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any food or beverages purchased ashore. Although optional, crew gratuity is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability and individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This Yacht offers a “Plus Expenses” Rate:
Included are the Yacht and its onboard equipment as well as the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are food and beverages, fuel for the yacht and its tender, any dockage, airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any cruising permits, licenses and other charter related expenses. Crew gratuity, although optional is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Advanced Provisioning Allowance:
For "Plus Expenses" charters, yachts request an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is generally estimated at 20% - 25% of the base charter fee for sailing yachts (catamarans and monohulls) and at 30%-35% for motor yachts. The APA essentially creates a bank account for the Captain to purchase provisions, fuel, dockage, food, beverages, bar, and other consumables on the charterer's behalf. The Captain will keep all receipts and manage a running balance of the account, so that expenditures can be checked at any time. Any amount not used will be refunded at the end of the charter. If during the charter the costs have exceeded the collected APA, then additional funds will be required for the outstanding bills. All purchases are transparent and nothing is marked up. The APA is used purely for the charterer's provisions and charter-related expenses.